National Public Works Week 2008 Celebrations

In 2008, Brampton’s Works & Transportation Department took pride in celebrating with fellow staff, politicians, and Brampton residents showing everyone that “The Future is Now”.

Commissioner's Relay Challenge

  • Works & Transportation Commisioner Tom
    Mulligan challenged his fellow Commissioners to a relay challenge.
  • Team members performed numerous activities, such as filling a pothole, while racing around 
    the course on tricycles.
  • Over $700 was raised for the United Way of 
    Peel Region during this event. 

Bus Pull Competition 

  • Bus Pull Competition18 teams faced off against one another to see which group could pull the bus in the fastest time.
  • Over $190 in entry fees were raised for the United Way of Peel Region.
  • The trophy was proudly brought back home to the Works & Transportation Department.

Equipment Display at Shoppers World Mall

  • Equipment DisplayTo raise public awareness of public works services, Works & Transportation staff set up various types of equipment within the parking lot of Shoppers World Mall, including a snowplow, street sweeper, backhoe and loader.
  • The public could sit on the equipment and have their picture taken for a small donation to the United Way of Peel Region.

Ecological Tour of Maitland Park

  • Ecological TourElementary school students were given an ecological tour of Maitland Park, exploring how the City of Brampton, in partnership with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) had naturalized the park.
  • Students also participated in building birdhouses to be placed in areas throughout the park.

Careers in Public Works Presentations

  • Public Works PresentationsRepresentatives from Works & Transportation visited area high school to talk to students about careers in public works.
  • Our speakers provided an overview of the various skills and qualifications required for a career in public works.

Tours of the Williams Parkway Public Works Yard 

  • Williams Pkwy YardGrade 1 and 2 students were given a tour of Brampton’s public works yard and new transit Sandalwood facility.
  • Staff led them through the yard showing them displays of various work activities such as asphalt paving, storm sewers, and backhoes.
  • Tour guides educated the students on each how the equipment is used and the operator's duties.